Nordic Programs

Mixed Team 13th in Lillehammer

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2013-12-06 10:49
 

LILLEHAMMER, Norway (Dec. 6) – U.S. Ski Jumping Team athletes Lindsey Van (Park City, UT) and Jessica Jerome (Park City, UT) led a mixed-gender team to finish 13th in Friday’s mixed team World Cup jumping event. The U.S. team did not advance to the final round, where Japan went on to take the victory. Van and Jerome will take the hill again on Saturday for the women’s HS100 World Cup jump.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • U.S. Ski Jumping Team athletes Lindsey Van (Park City, UT) and Jessica Jerome (Park City, UT) led a mixed-gender team to finish 13th in Friday’s mixed team World Cup jumping event.
  • Van and Jerome were joined on the U.S. mixed team by Nick Fairall (Andover, NH) and Nick Alexander (Lebanon, NH).
  • The U.S. team did not advance to the final round with the top eight teams, where Japan went on to take the victory.
  • Unfortunately, Fairall and Alexander did not qualify for the individual men’s HS100 World Cup jump, which is taking place on Saturday.
  • Van and Jerome will take the hill again on Saturday for the women’s HS100 World Cup jump.

QUOTES
Lindsey Van
I like the mixed team format. We get to compete with the guys that we watch all the time and it's fun and different. We could have done better as a team today. It wasn't that impressive but I'm looking forward to the individual comp tomorrow.



Nick Fairall
It's fun to be here and to be able to compete with the women, especially when it's such a big year for them. It's nice to have the ski jumping community as a whole around. Usually the guys and girls are separated. Having a mixed team competition is fun because it's not the usual countries dominating–there's a lot more variety in the competition. 





Today was an interesting day. It wasn't the best for the U.S.. Everyone has had better jumps before and we weren't necessarily able to do what we've been able to do in this competition. We tried, we had fun and we're all looking forward to our own individual competitions.  

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